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Hello again everyone. What a fine weekend this is! Well, at least here in the Sunshine state it is. We’ve had quite a few submissions this week. Given all the news of last week – it doesn’t surprise me at all. We also have a more diverse group of submissions as well to choose from this week. Surprisingly, given this past week was Earth Week and Earth Day was celebrated on Wednesday – not one post about global warming! Thank you for not putting me through that. LOL. I think you will enjoy them all. If you agree, or even disagree, with what these bloggers have to say – why don’t you head on over to their place(s) and leave them a comment. I’m sure they will appreciate it.
Also – I know I have a tendency to drown out some of the submissions with all of my additional chatter and comments. I promise I’ll keep them more brief!
Steve Parry presents Obama Focuses On Real Threat… Credit Card Companies posted at The Axis of Stevil.
Those damned evil credit card companies! I’m sure if the Obama administration waterboarded those bank executives, waterboarding wouldn’t be considered torture!
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Does Achieving Wealth Make You “Upper Class”? Facts About Class posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Thanks!”
I like your detailed explanation of the classes. When I first read this – my first thought was about lottery winners. If you were white trash before you won those millions – you’re still white trash when you get the millions. Money doesn’t change who you are – just the amount of stuff you can buy.
The Smarter Wallet presents Positive Personal Financial Planning Strategies During A Down Economy posted at The Smarter Wallet.
These are all great tips. I’m currently in the process of getting rid of all my debt. I’ve already cut up my credit cards. But – one thing I will NEVER do is buy stock in GE. I don’t care whether they recover or not. The fact that Immelt is using his assets (NBC, CNBC, MSNBC) to control the message, elect Obama, push Obama’s cap-and-trade initiatives, only to further the advancement of GE and become a quasi-government controlled entity just doesn’t sit right with me.
Shalom Yoav and Welcome to the Carnival. I have a great respect for the IDF unlike Obama. Unless you meant that comparison as a joke, I really don’t see how you could come to that conclusion. I do like your blog – an insider’s view of the IDF. If you understood Obama the way we do – you might take it as an insult to think Obama would ever consider being a member of the IDF. He hates you guys.
Wow, Mad Kane – I guess you got it bad for Rudy to bring up old news again!
vjack presents Taking a Stand Against War Crimes: Call for a Special Prosecutor and Impeachment of Bybee posted at Atheist Revolution.
First – we don’t fall under “international laws.” We follow our American Constitution and the laws interpreted as a result of it. Second – if you start prosecuting administration officials for their advice given to Presidents – all following governments would fail because no advisor will ever want to give any advice knowing they could possibly go to jail at the hands of the following administration that may have disagreed with that advice. These advisors made their decisions and gave the advice based on their interpretations of the laws and put it in writing. It’s not like their advise was given without great consideration. What you are calling for is very dangerous. Why are you only calling for the prosecution of Bush admin officials? Why not Clinton’s administration for ordering the bombing of an aspirin factory? Why not LBJ for Viet Nam? Why not Carter for…oh yeah – he failed miserably. In any case – you need to be very careful of what you wish for – you just might get it…and…if you get it this time…our country suffers and becomes impotent as a result.
Well, not exactly related to politics. However, I think this is a very important message to get out to everyone. Adopted children are special children and the parents who adopt them are the “real” parents. Common sense has left many people nowadays. Thanks for this submission.
Two words – I agree!
Did you really vote for Obama? Oh well, we all make mistakes I guess. But, if you really are a conservative – how could you possibly have missed all the signs that he was indeed going to spend and waste our taxpayer dollars with all of his “share the wealth” schemes. I do however agree with your assessment about closed-minded liberals who only say make these incendiary statements to be a member of their elitist clubs. I never did like Garafalo or Olbermann.
Sarah Scrafford presents 10 Most Surprising College Majors in Presidential History posted at Learn-gasm.
Welcome back Sarah – You’re right – I was surprised by this list – Especially Truman.
Kampanye Damai Pemilu Indonesia 2009 presents Kampanye Damai Pemilu Indonesia 2009 posted at Blog Pemilihan Umum, saying, “Kampanye Damai Pemilu Indonesia 2009 mulai 1 Februari sampai 1 Mei 2009. Di tahun 2009 ini Indonesia akan menggelar 2 kali pemilihan umum. Yang pertama ialah pemilihan umum untuk memilih wakil-wakil rakyat yang akan duduk di parlemen Majelis Permusyawatan Rakyat atau MPR. Dan pemilihan umum yang kedua diselenggarakan untuk memilih presiden dan wakil presiden Republik Indonesia. Pelaksanaan pemilu sendiri digelar pada tanggal 9 April 2009 untuk pemilihan umum wakil-wakil rakyat di dewan legislatif Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat dan pada tanggal 8 Juli 2009 untuk pemilihan presiden dan wakil presiden Republik Indonesia”
Umm. What? Okay – I don’t understand the language – but – I do know how to use the Google Translator. Given that this is related to politics – perhaps someone who actually does speak this language might find this blog with this post – so – I guess I’ll leave it.
Jimmy Obama – that’s a good one. You make some very excellent points about this administration and how ineffectual it has already become as it pursues this course to socialism and appeasement of evil. Excellent.
Chris presents Mad Libs With Jackie Chan And The Yellow Press posted at Martial Development, saying, “Everyone is rushing to condemn Jackie Chan for his recent political speech. Methinks they protest too much…”
I think Jackie Chan usually has a level head. I’m sure your contextual translation is probably more accurate.
That’s a big Duh! LOL. I’m sure we taxpayers paid for that study. I won’t be giving up my SUV any time soon either.
Mark Couturier presents Grannies’ Protests Against Afghan War Falls on Deaf Ears posted at Independent-American.
I remember reading this and thinking – who listens to people wearing granny panties anyway?
Mark Couturier presents Were the Tea Party Protests Carefully Staged Events, or Did They Represent a Genuine People’s Revolt? posted at Independent-American.
I encourage my readers to go over to this one and respond. I responded to let his left-leaning blogger know that these Tea Parties were not about Obama and that they were all sponsored by local communities and local individuals. I got blasted by the loonies over there. They really are sheep – just parroting the same things over and over that they heard from MSM, CNN, and MSNBC. They really don’t get it. I don’t know how Mark attracts them to his site – but – he really gets the sheeple on his site.
We need to bring logic back in to this country. The suspension of Mark to Market was probably one of the most idiotic moves of our lifetime. Having worked for one of the Big 5 accounting firms myself at one time – I am very familiar with FASB. You’re right – when it comes to the government – they have no teeth – but – they will damned sure bear them to accounting firms and corporations.
Well – considering she just pissed off the Canadians by declaring that 9/11 terrorists came from Canada, and the fact she allowed millions of illegal immigrants through the Arizona borders while she was their Governor – I would say this woman is in the wrong job. She needs to go.
Mark Couturier presents Will the Republicans Reverse Their Position on Gay Rights? posted at Independent-American.
As I stated in my comments on your site – given the fact that 73% of this country opposes gay marriage – Republicans are on the right side of this issue. But – if they were really smart – they would get out of the moral issues and stick strictly to following the constitution. As a Conservative, I am personally opposed to gay marriage. However, the Libertarian side of me – and the side of me that follows the constitution – says that government has no reason to interfere.
Mark Couturier presents Book on Great Depression Finds Favor Among Conservatives posted at Independent-American.
I haven’t read the book yet myself – but, from the reviews its getting – especially from the Liberals – it must be spot on. We all know that when someone comes upon the truth about Liberalism and compares FDR to the fascist ideologies that he espoused – the libs come out from the woodwork to defend his socialist policies.
Bwahahaha! Good one. They don’t have time to read the laws they are implementing. They’re too busy giving grandiose speeches to spread the lies to keep their power. If they really did care about this country and were doing their jobs – they would read the bills they are signing of on – and that goes for both parties.
Len Penzo presents How Mexico Can Save Its Oil Industry: Sell Baja California to the US posted at Len Penzo . Com, saying, “You can argue that this wild idea is just another example of bald-faced American imperialism, but if Mexico continues to insist on banning foreign investment in its dying oil industry that country may cease to exist as we know it anyway — and those in the US that can afford it will be paying $8 for a gallon of unleaded.”
Well – it’s a good proposal. However, Americans would be saddled with another piece of resource rich land that the Government will not allow us to exploit. Unless we were actually allowed to extract the resources – it would be a huge loss for this country.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
Holy cow! I don’t know what to say! Thanks to all of you who submitted to the carnival. Without you guys – this carnival would not be the success that it is. There were 20 submissions this week. All of them excellent – and – yes – I do actually go read them all before I allow them to be published.
That way – not only do I make sure I keep this carnival spam-free, but, I also get to learn more about those bloggers who are submitting – plus I feel I’ve learned a bit more after having read the submissions. I usually will comment here on what I’ve read over there – but – given the total number of submissions that are here – as much as I would love to comment on ALL of them – I would be up forever and probably miss deadline.
In any case – be rest assured – I have reviewed all of these submissions. There are some I would really love to provide commentary on here – but – that just wouldn’t be FAIR to the others that I don’t comment on. Oh, Crap! I think I sounded like “That One” for a moment – I probably shouldn’t be reading those liberal blogs as much as I do! LOL. Please do go check these all out. They are all excellent – some you will agree with – others I guarantee you won’t – and since this is a mish mosh of submissions – whether you are liberal, conservative, or libertarian – what I said above still stands true!
Curry Kenworthy presents The Fairness Doctrine and global warming posted at Curry Kenworthy, saying, “A conservative blogger tries out the Fairness Doctrine approach while discussing global warming with his liberal co-host.”
Alli presents The Abomination of Government Marriage posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “With Election Day less than one week away, voters in 3 states, Florida, California, and Arizona will again be voting on whether same sex couples should be allowed to “marry”. The debate regarding whom can marry is yet another example of politicians creating and fostering a wedge between Americans.”
Matt presents Obama Worship: Like Letting Your GPS Steer You Into A Lake? posted at Matt-Speak.
BeThisWay presents The Lynching (in effigy) of Sarah Palin posted at Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You?.
DWSUWF presents Barack buys an election? posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “At some point, we have to step back and try to grasp the sheer enormity of what Axelrod and Obama have wrought. We can just look at it and admire it as a spectacle, as a force of nature, much like staring at Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon. The Axelrod/Obama campaign has spent as much selling the Barack Obama brand as McDonald’s spends selling hamburgers. Obama is spending $293,000/hour to win the Presidency.”
Alli presents The Fairness Doctrine: Internet Censorship Coming Soon to a Web Page Near You posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “In past conversations with colleagues and friends, I have often commented that some day soon the internet our generation has come to know, the wealth of information available via the click of a mouse, will cease to exist. That in the place of this unfiltered and uncensored access to information, will come a government controlled, censored version of the world wide web under the auspices of the FCC or some other bloated failure of a bureaucracy.”
Phil B. presents Confusing Voting Ballots « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “I recently received my official sample ballot for the General Elections. And once again, I can only scratch my head when reading the new proposed laws that I am suppose to vote for.”
Kara Sheridan presents Disaboom | KaraSwims | Rock the disabled vote posted at Jeff Charlebois, saying, “People with disabilities represent our country’s largest minority but they are 20% less likely to vote. Read why we all need to rock the disabled vote!”
George Rogers presents Shoes of Power: Are the Potential White House Women Obsessed With Fashion? posted at Trendy Shoes Shop, saying, “Very informative and entertaining article on the fashion tastes and purchasing habits of the women potentially headed to the White House. It uncovers some sparkling (and some potentially damaging) facts about the White House Women.”
GrrlScientist presents I’m a ‘Godless American’ and Proud of it! posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “At one time, I respected — note the past tense of the word — Elizabeth Dole, but after seeing this astonishing ad that her campaign aired in NC against her political opponent, Kay Hagen, I am disgusted. At the end of the ad, there is a picture of Hagen and a voice-over saying “there is no god” — the implication being that Hagen, a christian, actually said this.”
debergerac78 presents $700 billion for the bailout, but NOTHING for enforcement? posted at The Business Ethics Blog, saying, “How does the government plan on catching those who committed lending fraud when the FBI’s on a shoestring budget?”
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
Welcome again one and all to this week’s Carnival of Politics. Again – we have some very interesting posts from all spectrums. I highly encourage you to go check them out – and – make sure you submit your best from the week to next week’s Carnival!
Sam presents NEW !! The Bank Crisis, the Subprime Mortgage Crisis and How they Affect You posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, “The Bank Crisis, the Subprime Mortgage Crisis And How They Affect You
At the foundation of the bank crisis and the stock market crash of 2008 are money, greed and risk.
The New World of Mortgages
Traditionally, when you applied for a mortgage, your bank handled all stages of the transaction. The bank checked your credit, lent you money to buy a house, held the mortgage in its vault, collected your monthly payments and foreclosed on any bad loans. In the 1990s, things changed. A different specialist handled each stage of the mortgage. Mortgage brokers drummed up applicants for mortgages. Mortgage banks lent the money and held the mortgage note. They quickly resold these mortgage notes to investment banks. Mortgage servicing companies collected your monthly payment, and remitted the money to the owner of your mortgage.
Creative Finance with Mortgages
Meanwhile, investment banks put the mortgages into a trust, sorted the mortgages by risk and designed a new financial instrument, called a CMO, collateralized mortgage obligation. Basically CMOs were fancy debt instruments, IOUs with a fixed rate of return, based on bundles of home mortgages. The CMOs were supposed to work just like corporate bonds. Some CMOs, the toxic ones, were based on high risk mortgages, and some CMOs were based on high-quality, lower-interest mortgages. CMOs were rated for quality just like corporate bonds. Everyone in the financial world wanted to own them.”
I highly recommend everyone check out Surfer Sam’s post on this mess we’re in. This is just an exerpt of the whole thing. As you know, I’ve been ranting about the cause of this mortgage conundrum for a while – Sam lays it out straight – and offers some great suggestions at the end for getting through it.
If you’re not familiar with Prop. 8 – this is the one in California that all those Hollywierdo types are giving money to fight. This is the amendment on their ballot regarding reinforcing that marriage is defined as between One MAN and One WOMAN. Stefanie let’s you know her thoughts about the proposition and her stance on gay marriage. This was previously voted on in 2000 and was passed. Those libtard activist judges in California overturned it – so – it’s up for vote again.
Hey, Snowden – that’s pretty funny stuff! I agree though – I wouldn’t call that one hanging over the bar art. Looks like something my teenager could have done. Considering I have a t-shirt that says “I want to be Sarah’s intern” I wouldn’t mind seeing one more artfully done that looks closer to real!!!
Well, Mad Kane – you gotta admit – the report itself IS contradictory if it said she was in ethical violation of abusing her powers – yet was cleared of wrongfully firing the commissioner. After all, that was the whole crux of the trooper gate issue.
Well – this is most definitely a liberal partisan view of last week’s debate – but – there is some humor to it. Go check it out for yourselves. Good one Delinquist!
Kirby presents Are you stupid for paying your mortgage? | Kirby on Finance posted at Kirby on Finance.
Hey, Kirby – Mrs. BoBo and I were having this same conversation this week – we’re one of the smart ones who didn’t buy in to those stupid sub-prime loans and only bought a house that we could actually afford. We’re making our payments regularly. While our monthly payment has gone up and additional 75% since we bought the house – that has nothing to do with our principle amount. Our monthly payments went up because Florida is a phuxed up state with regards to property taxes and insurance. Our property taxes doubled and our homeowner’s insurance tripled in the last 6 years – so – our escrow payment is what caused our monthly payments to go up – not our base mortgage.
Our concern over McCain’s proposal is – well – what about us? Not that we think we should get the bailout – but – why those idiots who are living beyond their means? We say – screw them – throw their asses out and let’s open up the housing inventory and bring home prices down again. If what you are saying is true regarding Schiff’s recommendations – I’m floored! It makes us smart one’s look like the idiots.
To my readers – if you haven’t already heard Schiff’s comments regarding McCain’s proposed bail-out plan – go check out Kirby’s post. Bring duct tape with ya!
Some of them don’t know they’re dumb.”
First – I must say that Robert Heinlein is one of my favorite authors – right behind Asimov. Next – OMFG! Do you live in California or at least REALLY REALLY close to that nutjob state? I can’t imagine encountering freaks of that nature anywhere else but there. I think those gullible morons you refer to are the same one’s voting for Obama!
Readers – please do go read this one – I’ve encountered some oddities in my lifetime – but – Archvillain seems to be attracting some serious lunatics lately! I feel your pain!
Raymond presents New FDIC Insured Limit Covers Bank Deposits Up To $250,000 posted at Money Blue Book, saying, “Pursuant to the Congressional bailout package”
Raymond – no problem – I get how this is related to our political discussion. This goes hand-in-hand with my previous post titled Keep Your Money In The Bank People. I touch upon the increased FDIC limit a bit myself in that one. But – this is by far the most in depth analysis of the recent change to our banking system and furthers my call for asking everyone to keep their money in the banks. I heard in a news report recently that a.) there is a shortage of safes in the U.S. as 50% of the population are now looking to buy, and b.) seniors are taking their money out of the banks in waves – mostly those seniors who lived through the first depression and don’t trust the banks. Good post Raymond!
Good one, Buddha. I do my meditating over this blog! BTW – added you to my blogroll.
John Phillips presents Time Off to Vote for Employees?A State by State Survey posted at The Word, saying, “This post contains a state by state survey of the laws governing time off to vote for employees. Since voting has become such a hot button issue in the current election, it’s important for both employers and employees to know their rights.”
Some interesting information for my readers around the country. Personally, if my boss told me I couldn’t take time off to vote – I’d be like – uh – sure – okay…then I’d leave. But, good thing is, she’s a die-hard Republican and all about making sure everyone gets out to vote.
Fiona – just out of curiosity – why is the author on this piece on your blog named Laura Milligan? To my readers – while this comes of as attempting to be a partisan look at both candidates – it becomes obvious it leans more towards Obama’s socialist Universal Health plan which we know has failed the people in Canada, England, Cuba, Oregon, etc etc. Universal health care controlled by the government is based on rationing of services. The one’s who suffer the most have the least access.
DWSUWF presents President Jed Bartlett Endorses Divided Government. posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “Barack Obama fits in between Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush in these raw One Party Power Rankings. Somehow that seems appropriate. My casual observation is that the amount of damage done by One Party Rule correlates primarily to the number of years the Rule is in place, and whether the party in power has a filibuster proof 60-40 majority. So there is some cause for hope that the damage can be limited in the next two years.”
DWSUWF has posted to the carnival before – as always – this one he gives to us is a most excellent and very thorough look at why we need to vote out incumbents this election cycle and ensure a balance between the executive and legislative branches. Please do go over and read what he has put up there. There is a very interesting link to a WSJ article about having a liberal supermajority in power – and uses historical evidence of 1933 & 1965 to prove the point.
James Heywood presents Sarah Palin: when politics is personal, ignorance is a woman posted at Society Blog.
James – thanks for bringing this to us. The actual author of this piece is Jessica Evans – a Senior Lecturer in Sociology. This is pretty much another “I hate Sarah Palin” post – but – because of the author’s excellent use of the written word – she has the ability to make you think about the reasons behind the Palin Pick!
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